As my Sundays are usually quite chilled and relaxed (a.k.a. I have 'too much' free time - sometimes), I've decided to do a weekly post (#nibbletrail). These will basically be short posts of my foodie adventures - ideal when I'm having solo days out. The rule is that I will only order one dish/drink at every stop - bars, restaurants, cafes (cake with coffee is accepted - because you just can't have cake without coffee), food stalls etc.
1. Koya Bar - 50 Frith Street, London W1D 4SQ
I got in just before 12noon for the breakfast menu. Initially, I was planning to order the Okayu, but then became swayed by the specials board, and ordered the onigiri instead.
Tasty little rice parcels wrapped in seaweed, served with miso soup and pickled beetroot.
2. Damson & Co - 21 Brewer Street, London W1F 0RL
One of my favourite places to stopover for a coffee, except this time I went for the salmon tartare. If there was tartare on any menu, and I could only choose one dish, the tartare would be the clear winner - because who doesn't love tartare.
Light, fresh and citrus-y, with a slight hint of spiciness.
3. Poppy & Sebastian at The Real Food Market - Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London Se1 8XX
Food markets are great for their variety of foods, and The Real Food Market is one of my favourites on a weekend. The Chou pastry dessert from Poppy & Sebastian was just too strong a temptation - sugar-coated, soft and fluffy pastry filled with creamy custard, and topped off with a thin slice of caramelized nuts.
London is so beautiful when the weather is good - so breathtaking that even my little Chou could not resist taking a selfie against the London Eye...
Because this would be the first and last time for him. Sorry little Chou.
4. Kaffeine - 66 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QJ
Another one of my favourite coffee places, and a nice stopover when shopping around Oxford Street. Usually I would have ordered a flat white, but I haven't had an affogato in ages, and this is one of the places that I always know I can count on.
That concludes today's Nibble Trail. Eating out at a variety of places means that I am not restricted to just one menu, and I can continue exploring (and shopping) in between. I also don't have to linger around at one place for too long and avoid looking like a sad, neglected little singleton.
Besides that, I feel less restrained when taking silly photos in public - I just pretend to be some innocent snap-happy tourist.
Let's hope we have more sunny weekends ahead.
And if you're excited about Christmas lights, the Oxford Street Christmas Light switch-on is on Tuesday 12th November.
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Hope everyone else had a good weekend.
The Cheekster, signing off x